3-in-1 teenage booster
The teenage booster, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given as a single injection into the upper arm to boost your child's protection against three separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio.
Who should have the 3-in-1 booster?
The 3-in-1 teenage booster, is available routinely for all young people aged 13 to 18.
It is generally given at secondary school at the same time as the Men C booster. As a parent, you will be sent a letter from your child's school a week or so before the vaccinations are planned to ask for your or your child's consent.
The brand name of the 3-in-1 teenage booster given in the UK is REVAXIS.
How safe is the 3-in-1 booster vaccine?
The 3-in-1 teenage booster is a very safe vaccine but, as with all vaccines, some children may have minor side effects, such as swelling, redness or tenderness where you have the injection. Sometimes, a small painless lump develops, but it usually disappears in a few weeks.